The author discusses the confusing fact of numerous differing Josephus editions being available at present. Thus it is no longer clear which edition to use for correct citation. The relatively best edition (Niese's Editio maior critica, 1885-1895) is obsolete in various respects but can not really be replaced by the Editiones minores published since. A completely new major critical edition is required though impossible to make at present. However, as a realistic alternative, "Niese" could be revised, an update to be managed in a fairly short time. As a result, we would get a reliable Textus receptus serving itself as a temporary basis for future translations and Editiones minores.